Nebraska Crop Production Report for Sept. 1

Field peas

SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

Based on Sept. 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2022 corn crop is forecast at 1.64 billion bushels, down 12% from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area harvested for grain, at 9.30 million acres, is down 3% from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 176 bushels per acre, down 18 bushels from last year.

Soybean production is forecast at 296 million bushels, down 16% from last year. Area for harvest, at 5.70 million acres, is up 2% from 2021. Yield is forecast at 52 bushels per acre, down 11 bushels from a year ago.

Sorghum for grain production of 15.9 million bushels is down 20% from a year ago. Area for harvest, at 265,000 acres, is up 15% from 2021. Yield is forecast at 60 bushels per acre, down 26 bushels from last year.

Sugarbeet production is forecast at 1.00 million tons, down 28% from 2021. Area for harvest, at 39,000 acres, is down 11% from last year. Yield is forecast at 25.7 tons per acre, down 6.2 tons from a year ago.

Dry edible pea production is forecast at 221 thousand cwt, down 38% from a year ago. Area for harvest, at 26,000 acres, is down 4% from 2021. Yield is forecast at 850 pounds per acre, down 460 pounds from last year.